Kōrei sartorial selftied bow tie – katazome japanese silk, super 130’s virgin wool cloth by Ermengildo Zegna


The Shibusa bow tie collection expresses the desire to reinterpret fabrics full of history and tradition by means of limited edition accessories to a single copy.

Precious craft knowledge gives life to creative visions of unique and exclusive accessories where precious Japanese silks made from kimonos of the fifties and sixties intertwine with the colorful and bright nuances of Biellese fabrics, symbol of the excellence of Made in Italy.

Shibusa bow ties are made in duobleface mode to create different emotions even on the same occasion without having to resort to two different products.

Available in two hybrid selftied / selftied variants.

Selftied – The classic bow tie to be tied, usable exclusively by twisting and re-knotting the bow. The strap is equipped with two sliding loops to facilitate the most precise adjustment of the neck circumference.
The ideal product for true lovers of knot ritual.

Selftied hybrid – Bow tie to tie with openable hooks. A valid alternative for those who want the excitement of a bow tie to be tied without the thought of being caught unprepared.
The product is sent already knotted and easily usable as a bow tie pretied, but if necessary usable as a selftied bow tie.


Style: tailoring bow tie
Model: hybrid selftied / sefltied
Front pattern: nature
Retro pattern: Glen plaid check
Front color: orange, blue
Retro color: blue, gray
100% hand Made in Italy
Dimensions: height 7 cm. – length 92 cm. (bow size length 12 cm – height 7 cm)
Adjustment: free nickel metal hooks made in Italy circumference 53 cm


Front fabric: 100% Japanese kinsha silk
Decoration technique: katazome dyeing
Year: 1960 ca.
Retro Fabric: 100% virgin wool super 130’s cloth by Ermengildo Zegna


    Dry clean only
      Do not tuble dry
    Iron under the towel at low temperature


The Kinsha 金 紗 fabric is a silk crepe with a  characteristic rippled “wave” surface, characterized by thin threads, resulting in a lighter and softer fabric.

The Kinsha fabric is usually dyed after weaving, with different manual techniques.

It is a fabric that is found in vintage kimonos, nowadays it is no longer produced as it would be too expensive.
The Katazome decoration 型 染 め means dyeing with stencil. The stencil is obtained by cutting out a sheet of mulberry paper, waterproofed with Kaki juice.

A rice paste is spread boiled on the fabric through the stencil, which once dry will work as a reserve (protecting the fabric from color).

A biting liquid is spread over the entire fabric, then the paint is applied with a brush.

If the fabric is dyed by immersion, the stencil is also applied to the back of the fabric, coinciding with the other side. The procedure is repeated until the desired color is obtained, then the fabric is washed to remove the reserve paste.

The Katazome decoration, very important from the Edo period (1615-1868), has a much older origin: the first examples up to our days date back to the Kamakura era, (1185-1333), but probably the technique derives from others already in use in the Kofun period (250-552), coming from continental Asia.

In Japan the technique changed, especially with regard to the pasta used for the reserve: while it originally came from soy, in Japan it was replaced with rice, as it was easily eliminated with water.

It can also be produced and used with very different levels of environmental humidity, and has a consistency that adapts to stencils for very detailed and fine reasons.
Originally he used to use very small motifs (komon), for samurai garments (kimono, hakama and kamishimo).

Starting from the middle of the Edo period however, due to a change in fashion, larger motifs became popular, while the small motifs, generally in white, were used for more formal garments.


Shibusa bow ties are made with real vintage Japanese decorative panels used and made in the fifties, sixties and seventies, for this reason they could present imperfections and signs of aging.

These imperfections are not to be considered a defect but are synonymous with uniqueness and authenticity.

The creation is inserted in an exclusive packaging ideal to keep the protected item, ready to be used as a gift box.

The color may vary due to differences in monitor settings.

The product being made with artisan techniques, it could undergo some slight variation compared to the measurements shown in the description.